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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto electricity rates could spike in July

Palo Alto's electricity rates could spike in July, though rates would still be lower than PG&E charges in most neighboring...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Wilkie Man, on Feb 12, 2009 at 8:23 am | 47 comments | 3531 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest Opinion: Caltrain meets high-speed rail -- what implications for Palo Alto?

Last November voters passed Proposition 1A and swept in a new transportation vision for California — one that will see...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by h, on Feb 12, 2009 at 6:47 am | 19 comments | 3859 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto birthday party ends in a death

A birthday party at the East Palo Alto Senior Center turned fatal late Saturday when one man was shot to death and another...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2009
Last comment by Hopefull, on Feb 11, 2009 at 11:27 pm | 18 comments | 2103 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Feds seize 7 boxes of Palo Alto Utilities records

Reportedly suspecting flaws in employee qualifications to weld gas lines, agents from the federal Department of Transportation...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Feb 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm | 12 comments | 1950 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto revenue drop could hit nearly $8 million

Faced with a rapidly swelling budget deficit, the city has instituted a hiring freeze and has halted raises for department...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Eric, on Feb 11, 2009 at 10:00 pm | 58 comments | 3060 Views

AROUND TOWN

More Foothill students applying for financial aid

More students are applying for financial aid at Foothill College despite a possible freeze in state loans. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2378 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Near Misses on rail track grade crossings

Interesting report and video on near misses on grade crossings (level crossings) in the UK. One car misses by inches, one...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 11, 2009 at 9:10 am | 8 comments | 1960 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Czars in America?

http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=15528 Warning, above will scare the heck out of you if you are paying...

Original post made by Perspective on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 11, 2009 at 9:00 am | 1 comment | 1941 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Artificial trees as electrical energy producers

I had a thought, today, as I was driving down the road: Suppose artificial tree leaves could be made that are photovoltaic...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Feb. 7, 2009
Last comment by Alex, on Feb 11, 2009 at 8:41 am | 24 comments | 2745 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Vehicle crash into tree on Matadero

A female driver has crashed into a tree at 738 Matadero Ave knocking it into power lines. Please be careful in the area neighbors,...

Original post made by qq on Feb. 11, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2194 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alcohol may have been factor in fatal crash

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Original post made on Jun. 14, 2008
Last comment by kelly, on Feb 10, 2009 at 7:26 pm | 6 comments | 3290 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Intelligent utility management

http://blogs.siliconvalley.com/gmsv/2009/02/google-test-drives-an-energy-saving-plug-in.html#comment-146882 has an article...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Feb. 10, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2021 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Neighbor, alarms foil four Palo Alto burglary tries

Alarms and an alert neighbor thwarted four residential burglaries in Palo Alto Sunday afternoon and night, police reported...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Coconito, on Feb 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 2203 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ad Libs -- Visual art in Palo Alto: I'm still here

Weren't there a lot more places in Palo Alto to see visual art when I started this job in '05? Read Ad Libs, Rebecca Wallace's...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Feb. 10, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1735 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why is PAPD Police Lieutenant Involved in EPA?

Why is Lt. Tim Morgan of PAPD involved with Page Mills Properties? Why is he now embroiled in accusations of harassment of...

Original post made by Watcher on Feb. 10, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2189 Views

SPORTS

Tourney success for Palo Alto Elite Volleyball Club

The Palo Alto Elite Volleyball Club demonstrated the local area's growing base of volleyball talent in the Northern California...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2009
Last comment by Karen, on Feb 10, 2009 at 10:13 am | 4 comments | 3490 Views

BOOKS

Iraq soldier's mother joins protest

The mother of a Palo Alto body shop manager who was killed in action in Iraq in June 2004 has joined the Cindy Sheehan protest...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2009
Last comment by D.D.R., on Feb 10, 2009 at 9:35 am | 6 comments | 3832 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dr. Newman Walker Dies

Very sadly the Palo Alto Daily News reports that Dr. Newman Walker has died. Many long time residents of Palo Alto will...

Original post made by Jean Wilcox on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Jean Wilcox, on Feb 10, 2009 at 7:41 am | 1 comment | 3009 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Palo Alto Weekly is looking for extraordinary volunteers

The Palo Alto Weekly is planning a cover story featuring some of the unsung volunteers in the community. Im looking for...

Original post made by Emilie Doolittle on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by stock trader, on Feb 10, 2009 at 6:15 am | 1 comment | 2174 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Growing old with gadgets

Baby Boomers want technology, not knitting in their golden years, according to Susan Ayers Walker, head of SmartSilvers Alliance...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Feb 9, 2009 at 8:28 pm | 4 comments | 2258 Views
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